Chapter-1: The Portrait of a Lady

1. The story “The Portrait of a Lady” is written by –

  • Khushwant Singh
  • ¬†A. R. Williams
  • ¬†Walt Whitman
  • Ted Hughes
Answer
Khushwant Singh

2. Why did the grandmother keep one hand on her waist?

  • ¬† To balance her stoop
  • To sit
  • To dance
  • To sleep
Answer
To balance her stoop

3. Where did the author spend his childhood?

  • In the town with his mother
  • In the town with his parents
  • In the village with his father
  • In the village with his grandmother
Answer
In the village with his grandmother

4. The grandmother accompanied her family to see off and receive …….

  • granddaughter
  • ¬†daughter
  • grandson
  • son
Answer
grandson

5. The grandmother always carried with her

  • rosary
  • ¬†knife
  • mirror
  • vanity bag
Answer
rosary

6. The grandmother and the author were good-

  • ¬†friends
  • reformers
  • neighbors
  • colleague
Answer
 friends, 

7. The turning point of the author’s friendship with the grandmother was-

  • the settlement of their parents in the city,
  • ¬†the engagement of parents in a private company
  • parents’ illness
  • ¬†none of these
Answer
the settlement of their parents in the city

8. The author’s grandmother was unhappy with city education because –

  • she was a gentle lady
  • she was conservative and religious
  • she was not a good lady
  • she does not have faith in education
Answer
she was conservative and religious

9. How did the sparrows react after grandmother’s death? They …

  • Started chirping loudly
  • Sat quietly
  • Sat scattered on the floor
  • Sat on her legs
Answer
Sat scattered on the floor

10. Grandmother has been portrayed as a very ….. lady –

  • religious
  • arrogant
  • ugly
  • ¬†proudly
Answer
religious

11. What did the sparrows do when the dead body of the grandmother was carried off?

  • They went with the funeral procession
  • They chirruped loudly
  • They flew away quietly
  • None of these
Answer
They flew away quietly

12. The grandmother believed that education should

  • ¬†computer-based
  • fact-based
  • ¬†religion-based
  • idea based
Spoiler title
religion based,

13. Who did appear like the ‘winter landscape in the mountains?

  • Narrator’s grandmother
  • ¬†Narrator
  • Narrator’s mother, er
  • Narrator’s father
Answer
Narrator’s grandmother

14. Narrator’s grandmother had been old and wrinkled

  • for ten years
  • for fifteen years
  • ¬†for twenty years
  • ¬†for twenty-five years
Answer
for twenty years

15. What for did the grandmother prepare the author

  • For collage
  • ¬†For office,
  • ¬†For school
  • ¬†None of these
Answer
For school 

16. What was grandmother’s reaction when the author was going abroad?

  • Happy
  • sad
  • not even sentimental
  • ¬†Sentimental
Answer
not even sentimental

17. Did the author bother to learn the morning prayers that his grandmother recited?

  • yes
  • ¬†he listened but did not bother to learn
  • ¬†he could not learn
  • ¬†no
Answer
 he listened but did not bother to learn

18. How do you feel about the character of the grandmother in the chapter?

  • Emotional
  • Strong
  • Selfless
  • Loving
Answer
Strong  

19. How did the sparrows express their sorrow at the death of their grandmother?

  • They didn‚Äôt come that day
  • they came and sat silently in the verandah
  • They ate the bread crumbs
  • they chirruped a lot
Answer
they came and sat silently in the verandah

20. What did the grandmother do in her final hours?

  • Talked to everyone in the house
  • ¬†worried about everyone
  • Silently praying and telling her beads
  • Went to temple
Answer
Silently praying and telling her beads

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